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12. How will support my child when they are: joining this school, leaving this school, or moving to another class?

We recognize that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEN, and we take steps to ensure that any transition is a smooth as possible.

 

If your child is joining us from another school:

  • The SENCo will make contact with the school where your child is coming from and ensure that she has all of the relevant information.
  • If your child would be helped by a book/passport to support them in understand moving on, then one will be made for them.
  • Your child will be able to visit our school and stay for a taster session, if this is appropriate.
  • We have an excellent relationship with both Infants schools where most of our children come from.  Normal transition plans include 2 full days with us.  If your child needs an enhanced transition programme, this will be aranged in consultation with you and the feeder school.

 

If your child is moving  to another school:

  • We will contact the school SENCo and ensure he/she knows about any special arrangements or support that need to be made for your child. Where possible, a planning meeting will take place with the SENCo from the new school.
  • We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.
  • If your child would be helped by a book/passport to support them in understand moving on, then one will be made for them.

 

When moving classes in school:

  • Information will be passed on to the new class teacher in advance and in most cases a planning meeting will take place with the new teacher. IEP s will be shared with the new teacher.
  • If your child would be helped by a book/passport to support them in understand moving on, then one will be made for them.

 

In Year 6:

  • The SENCo will discuss the specific needs of your child with the SENCo of the child’s secondary school. In most cases, a transition review meeting to which you will be invited will take place with the SENCo from the new school.
  • Your child will participate in focused learning relating to aspects of transition, to support their understanding of the changes ahead.
  • Where possible, your child will visit their new school on several occasions, and in some cases staff from the new school will visit your child in this school.
  • If your child would be helped by a book/passport to support them in understand moving on, then one will be made for them.
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